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    I believe I still have just what you are looking...

    I believe I still have just what you are looking for. If I find it I'll post a pic. Seems as if I saw them somewhere else and they weren't that scarce.
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    You know, I've heard many times of people getting...

    You know, I've heard many times of people getting drunk driving charges when riding a lawn mower, I don't recall anyone getting caught riding a donkey (or other animal) drunk?
  3. Sounds good! Should work with spokes. Or I had...

    Sounds good! Should work with spokes. Or I had 2 mags with bolt in 5 spoke wheels that leaked a lot. They are gone now in recycled heaven.
  4. Nothing painless about their whole harness. Half...

    Nothing painless about their whole harness. Half of the wires are marked in a dull silver print and it's hard to read even with a bright light and magnifying glass. Also numerous circuits missing,...
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    It's Superman! OK, it's a plane that everyone...

    It's Superman!

    OK, it's a plane that everyone calls a bird because that sounds cooler.
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    OMG. As far as you like to go away from stock,...

    OMG. As far as you like to go away from stock, that's a shock. You actually used the word "classic". :) But it figures because our tastes are completely different, I don't have a bird on the 55. ...
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    You lost a few numbers after the 900000. Was it...

    You lost a few numbers after the 900000. Was it the 90000000847's?
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    I see now, I'm looking for something about 10.5...

    I see now, I'm looking for something about 10.5 Section width not tread width.
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    Hmm, I guess I need wider wheels.

    Hmm, I guess I need wider wheels.
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    I can't find 28" tires with those specs, that's...

    I can't find 28" tires with those specs, that's the reason for the shorter tire.
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    What do you think of these? The section width is...

    What do you think of these? The section width is a little wide but it's measured on a 10" rim and I have 8". https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mtt-3053s Talked to a tech at M/T and he said a...
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    I worded that poorly. What I meant was the...

    I worded that poorly. What I meant was the weight of stock plus more. By stock I meant it has a front bumper, glass windows, full interior, ...
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    I almost forgot my main reason for wanting to try...

    I almost forgot my main reason for wanting to try radial slicks, the scary sway of the rear end at the far end of the track.
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    Don't forget the th400 and the 12 bolt! All 70's...

    Don't forget the th400 and the 12 bolt! All 70's type of "hot rod" stuff, well except the tranny would have a pedal.
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    That's what I've been doing with the slicks and...

    That's what I've been doing with the slicks and was hoping to get away from. But I'll wait and see. It's sort of a pain in the butt to do. Jack the rear up almost 1', put jack stands under the...
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    That was my best time 7.77 Keep in mind it's...

    That was my best time 7.77 Keep in mind it's fully stock with weight added and non removed. 3920lbs with me.
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    Making my Q-jet 1" spacer into an open spacer to...

    Making my Q-jet 1" spacer into an open spacer to sort of defeat the dual plane manifold, I ran 2 7.77's. Ran the calculators and got 400 and 407HP at the engine. Can't find my slip and forget what...
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    Every time I think of Hatboro I recall back in...

    Every time I think of Hatboro I recall back in the 80's or 90's meeting a guy who he and a few of his friends put BBC's in their tri fives. With I don't know what you call it but flip forward...
  19. My 55 handles pretty damn good with the original...

    My 55 handles pretty damn good with the original frame and most stock parts. It has stiffer front coils for the BBC + a little stiffer, 1" taller ball joints, and 5° caster. Oh, and of course an...
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    The gap size, or "dwell" (time) is because it...

    The gap size, or "dwell" (time) is because it takes a certain amount of time to saturate the coil windings when the points are closed. This time is far from perfect with points because the time...
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    That looks like a decent kit. When I was doing...

    That looks like a decent kit. When I was doing mine I had it in my head that the motor must go in the "stock position". I don't know if it was due to listening to some at another group or what made...
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    The compressor runs with the defroster on most...

    The compressor runs with the defroster on most all vehicles to dehumidify the air which clears the foggy windshield better.
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    You are right, I don't know how I got into that...

    You are right, I don't know how I got into that habit, probably from removing the clamp after it was resting on a header tube. Ouch! I suppose I could try mechanics gloves. I think I remember...
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    Maybe he wants to be able to unplug it. I'd hate...

    Maybe he wants to be able to unplug it. I'd hate to work on a car with no connectors and all connections soldered. Removing the instrument panel would be a little difficult.
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    Welcome and nice car. I know exactly what you...

    Welcome and nice car. I know exactly what you mean about the big pics when you preview the post, they come up larger in preview, sometimes so large you have to scroll left and right to see the whole...
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